Online job fair, employee readiness workshops for military/veterans planned

 

Last updated 3/5/2021 at 4:14pm



Hope For The Warriors will be presenting a free virtual employee readiness workshop on March 10, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., to help active-duty service members, veterans and military spouses in their search for employment.

As a part of the nonprofit's Warrior's Compass transition program, the Employee Readiness Workshop will provide training to help prepare those in the military landscape for a job search in today's virtual civilian climate. The workshop will offer tools and tips as well as opportunities to network with other service members, military spouses, and companies committed to hiring those with military backgrounds.

Similar workshops will be held June 9 and October 20.

Presenters for the March workshop include Miranda Jones, hiring manager from Pentagon Federal Credit Union, and Katie Spinazzola with the Department of Veteran Services.

They will cover topics such as resume revision, in-person and virtual interview training, online networking, and open dialogue about military to civilian skillset translation. There will also be a virtual session with employers interested in hiring those from the military community.


"We're excited to expand our Warrior's Compass program to include these vital and free employee readiness workshops," said Robin Kelleher, co-founder and president/CEO of Hope For The Warriors. "Transitioning from the military to civilian life or finding a job as an ever-moving military spouse is never simple, and now military families are having to do this within a pandemic.

"Much like military families, we at Hope For The Warriors pride ourselves in the ability to move and adapt with the changing environment, and these workshops are an example of just that."

To register for the workshop, visit: https://hopeforthewarriors.tfaforms.net/f/WarriorsCompassWorkshop.

About Hope For The Warriors: Founded in 2006, Hope For The Warriors is a national nonprofit dedicated to restoring a sense of self, family and hope for post-9/11 veterans, service members and military families. Since its inception, Hope For The Warriors has served over 36,000 through a variety of support programs focused on clinical health and wellness, sports and recreation and transition. One of the nonprofit's first programs, Military Spouse and Caregiver Scholarships, has awarded over 155 scholarships to caregivers and families of the fallen. For more information, visit hopeforthewarriors.org, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

Western Region Virtual Career Fair for Veterans

Veterans are gaining ground in the search for employment, as recently shared by Cronkite News. While the transition from military to civilian work can be confusing and challenging for servicemembers, one organization stands at the ready with the mission to help put veterans and military spouses to work - now.

RecruitMilitary and DAV will host the Western Region Virtual Career Fair for Veterans on Tuesday, March 16, from noon-4 p.m. MST This virtual hiring event is open for registration to all transitioning members of the military, veterans, military spouses and dependents. RecruitMilitary's virtual events are technologically enhanced to provide personal interaction among job candidates and employers in large group, small group and one-one-one formats. To register for the virtual event, visit: https://recruitmilitary.careereco.com/Fair/EventDetails?fairId=d2716bf1-5c0d-4961-b318-ac72015141a9

To find other job fairs in various U.S. regions throughout the year, visit: https://success.recruitmilitary.com/events/schedule

Veteran unemployment holds steady with the latest DOL report stating the rate locked in at 5.5% for January 2021, slightly up from 5.3% in December. These combined figures are still lower than previous months during the pandemic, but more than double the unemployment rate of veterans at this time last year. And the unemployment rate of military spouses also heads steady, but at an alarmingly higher rate of nearly 24%.

The good news, organizers say, is that they're actively getting veterans and military spouses to work and there are organizations hiring this specific demographic with identified military-trained skill sets and they need to fill jobs NOW. Industries such as distribution, supply chain, logistics, e-commerce, data storage/broadband, pharmaceuticals, select retail are just a few of the areas of business that are rapidly hiring and in large volume.

 

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